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Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    DID NOT LIKE AT ALL

    This book was a waste of my time and money.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2010

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    Stop Half Way

    I am a fan of Waiter Rant, so I was interested in picking up this book. After being a long time reader of waiterrant.net (and indeed everything I've heard about the food service industry) the description Ms. Damrosch gives of working at Per Se sounds like a service professional's wet dream.

    The first half of the book is interesting. She describes the training process for working at a 5 star restaurant, which was very in depth. The waiters and waitresses had to know everything about what was served, the building they were in, what food pairings went well together, etc. I think it was awful at letting you feel getting to know any of the characters in the book. A lot of focus was put on the author's rather unremarkable love and personal life, which strangely left me not feeling like she had told me anything important about herself at all.

    Perhaps I'm asking for too much, but when I read a book I like to feel like I'm connecting with the author or character on some level, and once the description of the restaurant aspect of the book had come to a close, it was pure pain to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Food For Thought For Food

    Aside from the irrelevant and rather boring personal romance, the author has provided a nourishing insight into the innards of a top flight restaurant. Always interesting, frequently entertaining, this is a must read for those who are serious about food--particularly if you eat out. Sensational.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    A reasonable read for FOH folks.

    A bit more story than technique.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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